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StoneFly USC iSCSI & Fibre Channel SAN Gateway

StoneFly USC™ “Unified Storage Concentrator” SAN Gateway Appliance:

The StoneFly USC™ “Unified Storage Concentrator” SAN Gateway Appliance allows businesses to easily convert their existing Fibre Channel, SAS, Infiniband, or iSCSI storage (EMC, NetApp, Dell, etc.) into their choice of unified iSCSI, Fibre Channel SAN or NAS storage. Once storage volumes have been provisioned by the USC appliance, they can enjoy StoneFly’s numerous advanced data storage management features.










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Technical Specifications

Virtual SAN (SCVM™) Appliance with Redundancy

  • iSCSI-based storage provisioning appliance (utilizes existing Ethernet network infrastructure)
  • 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit or 40 Gigabit (copper or optical) iSCSI port teaming, failover, and load balancing
  • Supports storage expansion kits with SAS, Infiniband, or Fibre Channel connectivity to easily convert your existing storage appliances into iSCSI storage
  • Host or volume load balancing
  • Supports all VMware ESXi-compatible Virtual Machines
  • Thin provisioning with space reclamation
  • Advanced copy-on-write, delta-based snapshot technology with:
    • Read/write snapshots
    • Scheduling and rollback
    • StoneFly VSS agents for Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, backup software, etc. (optional)
  • Synchronous mirroring
  • Campus mirroring (iSCSI mirroring)
  • Asynchronous replication/mirroring with delta transfer and schedules (optional)
  • Data deduplication for efficient storage optimization (optional)
  • AES-256 block level volume-based encryption (optional)
  • NAS – Support for CIFS/SMB and NFS protocols (optional)
  • Fibre Channel SAN target with support for 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb/32Gb FC (optional)
  • Comprehensive SAN performance reporting and statistics

Advanced Features

  • Hot-swappable redundant power supply modules
  • Mirrored OS drives with hardware RAID 1 and RAID cache battery backup
  • Live migration of virtual servers
  • Online software upgrade with no downtime

High Performance

  • Block level access to storage utilizing up to 44 virtualization processing cores
  • Up to 1TB of data packet and command queuing cache (patented)
  • 3Gb/6Gb/12Gb SAS, 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb/32Gb FC, Infiniband, or 1Gb/10Gb/40Gb storage interfaces (optional)
  • Jumbo frame support

Virtual Machine Guest Operating System Options – New Virtual Machines

  • StoneFly SCVM™
  • Windows 7 Professional VM
  • Windows 8.1 Professional VM
  • Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise VM
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 VM
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 VM
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 VM
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 VM
  • N-Block NAS VM
  • Linux VM

Virtual Machine Guest Operating System Options – P2V Clones of Existing Machines

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32/64-Bit)
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008 SP2 (32/64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 (64-Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x (32/64-Bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.x, 10.x, 11.x (32/64-Bit)
  • Ubuntu 10.x, 11.x, 12.x (32/64-Bit)

Ease of Use

  • Web-based intuitive graphical user interface
  • Simple, on-demand, no downtime volume or storage expansion

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